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Articles from the August 9, 2006 edition

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Lady Ram volleyball reloads

In four years of playing volleyball at Portales High, recent graduates Megan Kabrick and Morgan Hill showed they had all the natural physical gifts to play the sport. In their second of two championships, a knock-down, drag-out battle with Pojoaque i... Full story

 

Former Wildcat bodyguard for Grammy-winning trio.

Keavin Lawdermilk protects a flock of country singers who have ruffled the feathers of some Americans. The 44-year-old former Clovis resident travels the world as a bodyguard for the Dixie Chicks, a Grammy-award-winning trio that garnered criticism...

 

ENMU football workouts boast numbers

The Eastern New Mexico University football team should have plenty of time to get ready for its first game. Around 140 players reported Wednesday for the start of preseason workouts, which begin today. School doesn’t start until Aug. 28, with the... Full story

 

Group forming to tackle Cannon growth issues

The framework will soon be laid for a volunteer group that will consider growth challenges that may arise with the new mission at Cannon Air Force Base, according to officials. As Cannon transitions into the home of the 16th Air Force Special...

 

Gas prices expected to climb

Area residents could see higher gas prices in the coming weeks, according to AAA New Mexico spokesperson Jeanie Chavez. The recent announcement that an Alaskan oil company has shut down in order to replace a corroded pipe line is the latest in a...

 

Field day shows off crops

Around a bend on a narrow road, pockets of sorghum, canola, sunflowers, cow peas and corn sprout from the rutted brown soil. The crops are the research of about a dozen New Mexico State University researchers and staff. At the Agricultural Science Ce...

 

Movie Scenes to be shot in area in September

Local residents can expect to see a film production crew around town in September, according to the film’s location manager. R. Michael Charske confirmed Wednesday he scouted several locations throughout Clovis for the movie “Seasons of Dust....

 

Fugitive from Texas caught in Clovis

A man wanted in connection with two shooting deaths in Fort Worth, Texas, was arrested Tuesday night in Clovis, police said. Darcy Wiley, 21, was arrested about 10 p.m. Tuesday walking in the 900 block of Edwards Street. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram... Full story

 

Brown Early Childhood to have more space for expected higher enrollment

Best-selling author Robert Fulghum says, “All I really need to know I learned in kindergarten” and at L.L. Brown Early Childhood Center in Portales, there will be more room for learning during this critical stage. When pre-kindergarten and...

 

Steiner Elementary looking to make stars, leaders and readers

School mission statement: “Good morning! Buenos dias Steiner Stars. At Steiner Elementary, we will have a 100 percent day where readers are leaders and leaders are readers and everyone is a star.” School spirit will be the focus as Steiner...

 

Valencia school to focus on student success, parent involvement

At Valencia Elementary School, one of the first thing students will learn when school bells ring Tuesday is that “Everyone is in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing to learn.” As principal of Valencia Elementary, Todd...

 

R.M. James elementary to stress three R’s, mainly reading

Second- and third-graders at R.M. James Elementary School will get educated in the three R’s – Reading, ‘riting and rithmetic – but principal Michael Terry really wants to stress the first R this school year. “Our goal is to make sure that...

 

Lindsey to prepare middle-schoolers for world of responsibility

Sixth-graders will enter a world of more independence as they begin at Lindsey Middle School on Tuesday, but with that independence will also come responsibility and accountability. Lindsey Middle School Principal Rick Segovia said, “Middle schoole...

 

Texico's Vaughan signs with Howard

TEXICO — Aaron Vaughan, a 2006 Texico High School graduate, has signed a national letter of intent to play baseball at Howard College, a junior college program in Big Spring, Texas. Vaughan played baseball, football and basketball and competed in... Full story

 

Hounds gear up for start of practice

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University football team should have plenty of time to get ready for its first game. Around 140 players reported Wednesday for the start of preseason workouts, which begin today. School doesn’t start until Aug.... Full story

 

Fugitive from Texas caught in Clovis

A man wanted in connection with two shooting deaths in Fort Worth, Texas, was arrested Tuesday night in Clovis, police said. Darcy Wiley, 21, was arrested about 10 p.m. Tuesday walking in the 900 block of Edwards Street. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram...

 

Gifted students often bored

Clovis adminsitrators exploring programs that target school’s elite. Morning after morning, Alan Herman struggled to motivate his son to go to school. “He didn’t want to go to school because it was boring,” Herman told the Clovis Municipal...

 

Research center field of greens

Paul Gutierrez, the associate dean and associate director of the New Mexico State Cooperative Extension Service, outlines his vision for the school’s dairy program Wednesday during a field day at the school’s research center north of Clovis.... Full story

 

Curry County Fair offers entertainment for everyone

National Tejano and country music performers highlight the entertainment portion at next week’s Curry County Fair . “(The fair) is the largest annual event in Curry County and it’s just the best of family entertainment,” said Cheri...

 

Cannon team forming

Volunteer committee will examine growth issues attached to new base mission. The framework will soon be laid for a volunteer group that will consider growth challenges that may arise with the new mission at Cannon Air Force Base, according to...

 

Auto official: Gas prices going up

Area residents could see higher gas prices in the coming weeks, according to AAA New Mexico spokesperson Jeanie Chavez. The recent announcement that an Alaskan oil company has shut down in order to replace a corroded pipe line is the latest in a... Full story

 

Movie still on, official says

Location manager says film crew expected in Clovis next month. CNJ staff Clovis residents can expect to see a film production crew around town in September, according to the film’s location manager. R. Michael Charske confirmed Wednesday he... Full story

 

Peaceful solution rarely achieved by use of force

After a brief interlude when the United States took a hands-off position toward the fighting in Lebanon, the United States has teamed up with France to offer a cease-fire resolution in the U.N. Security Council. Because of opposition from Lebanon... Full story

 

Police Blotter 8-10

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 3:30 p.m. Friday, an officer met with a man at the police department who said he had been...

 

Tax dollars not meant for political gain

Stop what you are doing right now. Get a pad and pencil. This is important. What I am about to report will save you thousands. Ready? OK, here goes: If you buy generic drugs rather than brand-name drugs it will be cheaper. A whole lot cheaper!...

 

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